7/31/2008 - 49 CFR Part 40 Questions and Answers
Today – July 31, 2008 – the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, with the Office of General Counsel, issued 49 CFR Part 40 Questions and Answers. Like all ODAPC/OGC Qs & As, these constitute official and authoritative guidance and interpretation concerning Part 40.
The four Qs & As issued today are available on our website at: http://www.dot.gov/ost/dapc/qanda.html .
One Q & A addresses how, during periods of hot weather, Medical Review Officers are authorized to deal with laboratory results reported as invalid because of pH in the 9.0-9.5 range. Two Qs & As address the time period given employees to provide an adequate amount of urine. The final Q & A deals with tracking information that can be placed onto the DOT Alcohol Testing Form.
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